Star Exams

UA Star

The UA STAR Certification assures employers that these journeymen have had the training necessary to excel in HVACR Service, Pipe Fitting, Plumbing or Sprinkler fitting.

The comprehensive UA STAR exam can be taken by apprentices completing their five-year training program, or piping professionals in the field who want to further their careers.

Successful completion of the UA STAR exam earns applicants 32 hours of college credit toward an Associates Degree in Construction Supervision. That makes them the best-qualified piping professionals in the industry!

Whether you are looking for a career; already in the piping industry and want more from your career; a contractor looking for the best-qualified workers in the business; or a facilities manager who needs piping professionals you can count on – look to the STAR – the UA STAR!




  • Mail $136.00 check payable to:
    Pipe Fitters’ Training Fund, Local Union 597
    10850 W. 187th Street, Mokena, IL. 60448
    Attn: Star Exam
  • List your name and Union Card number
  • Indicate HVAC or Pipe Fitter Exam
  • Cell phone number


  • Open to all 597 Journeymen (“A”) and Metal Trades (“B”) Cards.
  • Union Dues must be current.

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